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A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

... Enough to grip (and swing) a golf club, operate a keyboard or even play musical instruments. When the wearer bends the remaining portion of his or her finger, the tight fit causes it to depress a lever on the X-Finger, articulating the device in proportion to the pressure exerted. The precision mechanism...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

...xes to repetitive wrist extension during long-term keyboard use. Tennis elbow pain is generally felt on the outside of the elbow. In 1880, lateral epicondylitis was termed tennis elbow, but it could just as easily be called politicians elbow, because they run for office with their right hands 500 handshake...

Tech Heads Go Gaga Waiting for Apple's IPhone

...player -- the pocket-sized gizmo has no mechanical keyboard and allows almost all controls to be handled by touching a finger on the unit's screen. All of the iPhone's features come at a premium price: the gadget costs about five times more than a conventional cell phone. The four-gigabyte model will sell a...

walk and Work Desk Could Help Obese Workers to Shed Weight

...lds the computer screen and the other supports the keyboard and mouse. Slats provide storage for personal items. The researchers compared the energy used at the walk and work desk with that used while seated at a conventional desk in 15 obese people with sedentary jobs. None of the participants did any regu...

Computer Mouse can Cause Arm Pain

...SI. "Many programme functions can be executed with keyboard commands to restrict use of the mouse. Double clicks can also be reprogrammed onto the middle mouse button or the scroll wheel," the neurologist says. The size of the mouse should also be appropriate for the size of your hand. Cold wrist rests can ...

Individuals Distraction can Be Measured by a Computer Based Test

... were asked to rapidly press the relevant key on a keyboard whenever they located the odd-one-out, so reaction times and the effects of distracters on performance could be measured. The second finding in the study was that all participants, whether they are generally easily distracted or not, were far less ...

Computer Programmers, need not fear Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

...l. Splints could be worn for the purpose. Also the keyboard and mouse must be kept below the elbows. In carpal tunnel syndrome, one experiences numbness and tingling on the palm side of the fingers and pain may shoot up the arm when stretching the wrists. Also pain might prevent us from having a good slee...

Software Tools & Fonts in Seven Indian Languages

...in the following features: True type fonts with keyboard driver, multi-font keyboard engine for true type fonts, Unicode compliant open type fonts, Unicode compliant keyboard driver, ge...

New Flat Keyboard To Tackle Hospital Super Bug

A hospital in London has developed a flat computer keyboard that it claims could help reduce incidences of met...sed in hospitals carry the MRSA super bug. Plastic keyboard covers are often used but these can be hard to clean. The University College London Hospitals NHS T...

Avoid "BlackBerry Thumb"

...ury often aggravated their arthritis. "Because the keyboard of the PDA is so small, and because the thumb, which is the least dexterous part of the hand, is overtaxed (for faster typing), the risk of injury just skyrockets," Miller added. The APTA says that taking breaks between using the device, keeping me...

Exercise Better Than Ergonomics to Treat Upper-Body Work Injuries

...aced, how a mouse is used and whether an ergonomic keyboard is effective, said Verhagen. She knows of no such current studies. “We have ongoing workplace adjustments in The Netherlands, for example, that are very expensive,” she says. “Most of these have not been evaluated regarding their effect.” “The co...

Computer Keyboards In Hospitals Could Spread Infection To Patients

...ty of North Carolina hospitals and found that each keyboard was infected with at least two types of bacteria, ...ealth Care System and other researchers said every keyboard tested positive for coagulase-negative staphylococci, a major cause of bloodstream infection in hosp...

Forearm Support Promises Fewer on the Job Injury for Computer Professionals

...kball, a large ball installed next to the computer keyboard that takes the place of the mouse. But some workers complained of discomfort, others found it hard to use. All employees were also given ergonomics training so they could learn how to make their entire workstation more comfortable. When the partici...

Suffering from computer ache: try forearm support

...eck and upper back. "Extended hours of mouse or keyboard use and sustained awkward postures, such as wrist extension, are the most consistently observed risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders," Rempel added. The effects of two workstation interventions on the musculoskeletal health of call center em...

Music in link with epilepsy

...ce.// In other tests, children who were taught a keyboard instrument for six months, learning simple melodies, including Mozart, did better on tests than children who had spent their time working with computers. The left side of the brain tends to process rhythm and pitch and the right looks after timbre an...

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